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08-10-20, 04:48 PM
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Posted By madpogue

C&V Bus (no one dared call it a "van") in the...

C&V Bus (no one dared call it a "van") in the background.

'Course, a true "old" VW Bus had the split windshield and barn doors. And tires about as wide as on a modern fat-bike.
08-10-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 92
Posted By madpogue

Thanks for the intel, mine is the same way. They...

Thanks for the intel, mine is the same way. They didn't exactly make it easy to read, did they?

Oh - tires - original tires were 27 x 1 1/8". Yours look like 27 x 1 1/4", in keeping with the...
08-10-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 92
Posted By madpogue

Pics -...

Pics - https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/18786894

A single straight-on (not from a standing position) shot of the bike, right-side-up, from the drive side, would be helpful.

Handlebar and...
08-10-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 289
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ Likewise, in 2020, if someone mentions a...

^^^^^ Likewise, in 2020, if someone mentions a "bicycle", it's electric unless otherwise stated, I suppose.
08-10-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 223
Posted By madpogue

Confession - I've been wondering about that...

Confession - I've been wondering about that pronunciation ever since I moved into the region.

WI has no shortage of such gems. Shaw-no, Trivers, Muh-waukee, and yes, Che-wam-egon.
08-10-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 521
Posted By madpogue

Jump ball as to which is the cooler name; suppose...

Jump ball as to which is the cooler name; suppose it depends on whether brevity is your kinda thing.....
08-10-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 289
Posted By madpogue

We shouldn't assume that anyone's assuming...

We shouldn't assume that anyone's assuming anything:
08-10-20, 01:04 PM
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Views: 1,278
Posted By madpogue

Even though it was stamped 25.7? :foo: But...

Even though it was stamped 25.7? :foo:

But now I'm curious. I have an '85-ish World Sport, now I have to go look at it....

I have a modern seat post marked 31.9 sitting in my "WTF am I gonna do...
08-10-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 213
Posted By madpogue

Is there a significant difference in the ERD...

Is there a significant difference in the ERD between the damaged rim and the new one? Single vs. double wall? Or the new rim has a deeper channel? That would call for re-calculating spoke length.
08-10-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,140
Posted By madpogue

Electronic shifting is on the wrong amended list....

Electronic shifting is on the wrong amended list. Requiring a battery to shift your bike puts it squarely on the "worst" list. Doubly so for a hackable wireless version.

Re. cassettes, the riveted...
08-10-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 133
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ +1; I'd START by measuring the rear...

^^^^^ +1; I'd START by measuring the rear triangle spacing and OLD of the axle.
08-10-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 521
Posted By madpogue

No surprise, it's one of those products that you...

No surprise, it's one of those products that you find at both the supermarket (in the aisle with the Comet cleanser etc) and a well-stocked hardware store. Seems like it's been around forever.
08-10-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 57,520
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Posted By madpogue

Another wee little 'Dale, this time with touring...

Another wee little 'Dale, this time with touring geometry. (And no COVID tax)

https://madison.craigslist.org/bik/d/edgerton-cannondale-alloy-49cm-small/7174718207.htmlCannondale Alloy 49cm small...
08-10-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 323
Posted By madpogue

Actually, the dropouts are stamped. This bike...

Actually, the dropouts are stamped. This bike pre-dates the wide use of cassettes by several years; it's almost certainly a freewheel. Worth a tune-up as mentioned above, since it doesn't appear to...
08-10-20, 07:37 AM
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Posted By madpogue

Here's the "budget" version - not an Anniversary...

Here's the "budget" version - not an Anniversary edition, no mudguards, paint is a little beat, stem shifters.
...
08-09-20, 10:43 PM
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Posted By madpogue

Oh - another note about that ^^^^^^^ Miyata -- No...

Oh - another note about that ^^^^^^^ Miyata -- No bids again, the status is now "Passed". Generally, with "Passed" items on Pace & Hong auctions, you can contact the auctioneers after the fact, offer...
Replies: 31
Views: 843
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^^ Correct; T-Mar pegged the identification...

^^^^^^ Correct; T-Mar pegged the identification as a Schwinn, based on the screws for the retainers on the fork, and the "Pugsley Addams" head lug. The other braze-ons, and head badge screw hole...
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Views: 452
Posted By madpogue

The brake cable housings are too long. That's why...

The brake cable housings are too long. That's why they're "looping around". That extra housing, and the unusual routing it creates, will negatively affect the smooth operation of the brakes. Cut them...
08-09-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 19,387
Views: 3,168,146
Posted By madpogue

Next thing you know, there'll be a big stink...

Next thing you know, there'll be a big stink about air in the tires. Some people.

Anyway.... So Chicago is now in France? Maybe it was built in Remulac (shrug).
...
08-09-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 57,520
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Posted By madpogue

https://www.auctionzip.com/auction-lot/miyata-912-...

https://www.auctionzip.com/auction-lot/miyata-912-with-cc-2000-nightlight-men-s-bike_7E64E68B0C/
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Looks like an '86,...
08-09-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 146
Posted By madpogue

Make one more post, to get you to 10, then post a...

Make one more post, to get you to 10, then post a photo.
08-09-20, 05:50 PM
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Views: 119
Posted By madpogue

^^^^ No '95 Specialized road bike catalog on...

^^^^ No '95 Specialized road bike catalog on retrobike.
08-09-20, 03:11 PM
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Posted By madpogue

A little bit "finds", a little bit "Wacky". ...

A little bit "finds", a little bit "Wacky".

'90s RockHopper, questionable fork, but some nice Deore, no COVID tax, $60:...
08-09-20, 10:46 AM
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Posted By madpogue

And all the component names would be no more than...

And all the component names would be no more than six letters long....
08-09-20, 10:39 AM
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Views: 3,168,146
Posted By madpogue

Link:...

Link: https://capecod.craigslist.org/bik/d/sandwich-1987-specialized-sirrus-road/7173945689.html
08-08-20, 11:22 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 11,464
Posted By madpogue

/thread But, y'know, that's just, like, my...

/thread

But, y'know, that's just, like, my opinion, man.....
08-08-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 918
Posted By madpogue

I haven't had an ugly or hot helmet since,...

I haven't had an ugly or hot helmet since, roughly, the turn of the century.

My old '80s Bell Biker, well, that's another story.
08-08-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 301
Posted By madpogue

You should be able to lubricate and adjust the...

You should be able to lubricate and adjust the stiffness of the thumb shifters to work more smoothly. Double-check cable angles, etc, and make sure the cables move smoothly. Thumbies are the simplest...
08-08-20, 06:59 PM
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Views: 3,168,146
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^^ Right color, wrong brand. Should be a...

^^^^^^ Right color, wrong brand. Should be a "Masi". And should come with a free frame pump.
08-08-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 918
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^^^ Find a Mickey Mouse cap big enough to fit...

^^^^^^^ Find a Mickey Mouse cap big enough to fit over the helmet.
08-08-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 918
Posted By madpogue

I got lucky with mine. Stopped at the Erik's...

I got lucky with mine. Stopped at the Erik's store on Madison's east side on a whim, as we were driving past. They had mine on sale, close to 50% off, I'm guessing because the pink was, er, a slow...
08-08-20, 02:11 PM
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Views: 3,168,146
Posted By madpogue

These days, depending on location, that might be...

These days, depending on location, that might be a useful bike accessory....

(Ruh-roh, I better stop now....)
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By madpogue

Wow, textbook definition of "rode hard and put...

Wow, textbook definition of "rode hard and put away wet". Possibly literally.

Thumb shifters are worth keeping, once cleaned up. At least save the fork and headset. I bought one of these last...
08-08-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 918
Posted By madpogue

POC Tectal, I added some Scotchlite to the visor,...

POC Tectal, I added some Scotchlite to the visor, and some reflective material used on road signs on the back. People remark about the visibility. I've replaced the cheap generic lights with...
08-08-20, 01:02 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,797
Posted By madpogue

One look in those eyes, brings up the old...

One look in those eyes, brings up the old "prayer" -- Lord, let me be half the person my dog thinks I am.
08-07-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 269
Posted By madpogue

But that's, in a nutshell, what your statement...

But that's, in a nutshell, what your statement implied, intention notwithstanding.
It's not. It's also irrelevant to my statement. I wrote nothing about whether to review an owner's fit. But...
08-07-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 269
Posted By madpogue

There is no such assumption. You wrote: This...

There is no such assumption. You wrote:
This implies that a wrong-sized bike shouldn't be repaired, even if to be used by another person.

As it turns out (the OP cross-posted another thread),...
08-07-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 57,520
Views: 8,355,819
Posted By madpogue

In case you're not kidding about the "unsure"...

In case you're not kidding about the "unsure" part -- Doug Fattic
08-07-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 282
Posted By madpogue

Including Holland (Gazelle-built models, serial...

Including Holland (Gazelle-built models, serial beginning with G).
08-07-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 7,373
Views: 1,893,431
Posted By madpogue

Interesting about the 850, '86 was the only year...

Interesting about the 850, '86 was the only year for the roller-cam. I had an '87 20+ years ago (now I'm kicking myself for selling it; "not into MTBs" back then :bang: ), which had the U-brake "down...
08-07-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7,373
Views: 1,893,431
Posted By madpogue

^^^^ Interesting, both the above HS bikes have...

^^^^ Interesting, both the above HS bikes have that "slider" SR seat post. Were they shipped with that post?
08-07-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By madpogue

Interesting, all Japanese.

Interesting, all Japanese.
08-07-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 19,387
Views: 3,168,146
Posted By madpogue

I'd like to know how the lister thinks anyone can...

I'd like to know how the lister thinks anyone can just walk into an LBS and "get a decent new bike", rather than looking at row after row of empty stands.

Not to mention the assumption that anyone...
08-07-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 269
Posted By madpogue

So you sell the customer a different bike. And...

So you sell the customer a different bike. And doom this one to the scrap heap over a bent fork? :foo:
08-07-20, 12:58 AM
08-06-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 269
Posted By madpogue

Size has no impact on the feasibility of repair....

Size has no impact on the feasibility of repair. You really only want to compare the cost to straighten the fork vs. the cost and research required to replace it with one of the right geometry. If...
08-06-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 776
Posted By madpogue

The tube abides? :foo:

The tube abides? :foo:
08-06-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 528
Posted By madpogue

Covered in dust, with consumables drying out,...

Covered in dust, with consumables drying out, listed as "like new".
Replies: 31
Views: 843
Posted By madpogue

The sun is amost directly above, actually. The...

The sun is amost directly above, actually. The one NDS photo has just as much shadow. It would have been better to wait until later in the day. And NOT the other side; drive side photos are always...
08-05-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 57,520
Views: 8,355,819
Posted By madpogue

Looks like an '83 500, with barcons installed...

Looks like an '83 500, with barcons installed in-service. Brake hoods probably rotted away, tires aren't far behind. Danger-fork (shrug)? No COVID tax.
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